About Us

Hit the Floor Studio of Dance strives to offer our students a postive atmostphere, excellent instruction, and fun, exciting classes. Why choose Hit the Floor? Competitive prices, dedicated instructors, and small class sizes!

Hit the Floor Studio of Dance opened in the fall of 2011 in our brand new studio located at 509C North Railway Street SE, Medicine Hat Alberta. The studio features a 1400 square foot main studio with floor to ceiling mirrors, professional ballet barres, and sound system. This location offers ample parking, and reception area for the parents.

After a very successful first year, and higher then expected student enrollment we have added another smaller studio so that we can maintain small class sizes while offering more classes for our students.

Owner and Artistic Director

Miss Ashton started her dance training at the age of seven. By the age of fourteen she was choreographing competitive routines and substitute teaching. She has taught at Randene's Dance Academy, ACE Dancers, and MHC dance program. Her primary training is in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Musical Theatre, but she has also studied Ballet, Tap. and Modern, as well as swing dance and some Latin ballroom styles. Miss Ashton is always looking to expand her teaching knowledge to bring more experience to her students, and continues to attend workshops, performances, and dance certification courses. Miss Ashton is ADAPT Jazz and Tap certified, and is a registered Acrobatique Acro dance instructor.

Instructors

Miss Kylie has been dancing since the age of five. During her years of training she has studied many dance styles such as Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Modern and Tap. She has been teaching at Hit the Floor Studio of Dance for the past five years, and before that taught at MHC dance program, first as an assistant, and then as an instructor. She loves to teach the young students in our recreational program, but has recently proved herself an accomplished teacher and choreographer in our competitive program as well. Miss Kylie is ADAPT Jazz and Tap certified, and is a registered Acrobatique Acro,dance instructor.

Miss Brittany began her dance training at the young age of three, with Ballet, Jazz and Tap. By age six, she joined the competitive dance team at the Medicine Hat College dance program, studying Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. At the age of 13, she followed Miss Ashton to Hit the Floor Studio of Dance, where she began her teaching career as an assistant teacher. Miss Brittany then added the style of Contemporary/Modern to her studies, in which she's earned many awards throughout her competitive dance career. She has attended many conventions and courses, such as Fresh, Triple Threat, White Chocolate Hip Hop Intensive, Diva K, and the Adapt assistant program in Toronto. Miss Brittany is currently pursuing her Adapt Jazz and Tap certification and is a registered Acrobatique Acro dance instructor.

Miss Kaylin has been involved in the dance world since the young age of 5. Ever since her first dance class, Kaylin knew this would be her life long passion. 19 years later in the arts world, Kaylin has studied all kinds of styles such as jazz, lyrical, modern, Tap, musical theatre, Hiphop, ballet, pointe and acro. She has attended many conventions, work shops and competed in competitions all over Alberta and even flew down to Las Vegas. She has danced with famous performers and choreographers such as twitch, Mia Michaels, Kenny wormald & Blake McGrath. At the young age of 13 Kaylin was asked to junior instruct and after she finished high school at 17 she was then asked to teach as a full time teacher. In 2014, Kaylin graduated from the 3 year Adapt teacher program held in Toronto Ontario where she is now certified and able to do exams in jazz, tap and also acro. Kaylin absolutely loves teaching and watching her students grow each year into talented performers. Her love of dance is something that will forever grow and she is happy to pass on her love of dance to everyone she teachers and meets.

Business Manager

Since enrolling her daughters in dance lessons 23 years ago, Shauna has been very involved in the dance world. For the past 5 years, Shauna has been the business manager at Hit the Floor Studio of Dance. Her duties include music editing, reception, parent-instructor communications, and competition coordination. Shauna is a wonderful asset to the Hit the Floor staff.